McClellin, Ratliff, McManis ruled out

Bears LB Shea McClellin, DT Jeremiah Ratliff and CB Sherrick McManis will not play on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets, plus the rest of the official injury report below.

The Chicago Bears will be without five starters on Monday Night Football. The following players have been ruled out:

C Roberto Garza (ankle)
G Matt Slauson (ankle)
LB Shea McClellin (hand)
CB Sherrick McManis (quad)
DT Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion)

C Brian de la Puente and G Michael Ola will replace Garza and Slauson for the second straight week.

LB Jon Bostic will replace McClellin, who injured his hand in practice this week, at SAM linebacker in base 4-3 sets. CB Isaih Frey will serve as the club's nickelback in place of McManis. Rookie DT Will Sutton will take Ratliff's spot in the starting lineup.

Doubtful for the game is DE Trevor Scott (foot).

Questionable are wide receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring). Both are expected play.

Probable DE Jared Allen (back), S Chris Conte (shoulder) and WR Josh Morgan (groin).

For the New York Jets, CB Dee Milliner (ankle/quad) is doubtful and not expected to play. WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in practice and is listed as questionable. He'll be a game-time decision.

The following Jets players are probable:

LB Nicke Bellore (hip)
DB Josh Bush (quad)
OL Willie Colon (calf)
LB Quinton Coples (elbow)
LB A.J. Edds (hamstring)
RB Chris Johnson (ankle)
OL Nick Mangold (shoulder)


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